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PESA QLD: Technical Luncheon, 21st March – Mr Justyn Wood + 2019 AGM

Thursday, March 21 @ 12:15 - 14:00

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Guest Speaker: Mr Justyn Wood

Justyn became interested in securing the future of helium after an outstanding 25-year record of value creation in the E&P sector.
His career includes technical and management roles at super-majors Chevron and Repsol and juniors Hardman Resources and Jacka Resources.  Justyn has explored for oil and gas all over the world and is recognised as having played leading roles in unlocking significant value particularly in the (then) frontier basins of the East African Rift and the Guiana basins of NE South America.
Through his work, he has estimated to have directly and indirectly contributed circa US$20 billion to the global upstream oil and gas industry.
Justyn holds a B.Sc App (Geophysics) from University of Queensland, a Grad Cert (App Fin & Inv) from Securities Institute of Australia and has completed director training at AICD
Justyn is a member of SEG, AAPG and PESA


This month, PESA QLD welcomes Mr Justyn Wood to give a detailed insight into his latest venture with a technical talk entitled “Helium Exploration in the East African Rift.”  PESA QLD will also be hosting the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2019 immediately before Justyn’s presentation.

The Technical Lunch will be held at the Brisbane Hilton Hotel, in the “Victoria’s Room” with access from the Hilton Main Foyer on level 6.
For detailed directions, see explanation below.
Please note the new Early Bird ticket pricing cutoff times described below.


Helium Exploration in the East African Rift
Hilton Hotel Brisbane, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Victoria’s Room, Access from Level 6. (Detailed directions below)
Date & Time:
Thursday, 21st March 2019,    12:15 pm

Presentation Abstract:

Global consumption of helium is miniscule compared to natural gas, but a secure helium supply is essential for many of our modern technologies such as MRIs, smartphones, computers, global data centres, aerospace, military weaponry, specialist welding, deep sea diving and low-temperature research facilities such as the Large Hadron Collider. Fun fact – only about 4% of the global supply goes into party balloons and squeaky voices.

After nearly 100 years of stable helium supply from a small number of US gas fields, the global helium supply chain is transitioning through a significant and potentially disruptive change of guard. Beginning 2021, Qatar and particularly Russia will emerge as the dominant suppliers for the balance of this century.

For global helium supply security and flexibility, an alternative, global-scale and ideally primary-product helium source is required. The East African Rift basins of Tanzania currently represent the best-known opportunity globally with the geological potential to meet this challenge. Noble Helium has secured over 6,000km2 of potentially the most prospective helium acreage on the planet.

The EAR basins were deemed unprospective for oil and gas for nearly 100 years, due to their perceived leak potential. In 2006, we proved that to be incorrect and more than 6 billion barrels have been discovered since across multiple EAR basins. In a serendipitous collision of two unrelated histories, the exploration knowledge base developed since our game- changing discoveries in the Albertine Graben positions us well for maximum probability of success in proving global-scale, primary-product helium reserves in Tanzania and solving a looming issue in the global helium supply chain.

Noble Helium consists of an extraordinary global team of experts, all focussed on delivering success at this critical moment in time.

Important Note:
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the PESA QLD Branch will be hosted prior to the commencement of the Technical Lunch. Members are encouraged to attend and have their say with the PESA QLD committee. There is no cost to attend the AGM, however those who are interested to attend but not partake in lunch are encouraged to register their seat by signing up for a “talk only” ticket in the options below. This helps us gauge numbers and provide appropriate seating arrangements.

PESA QLD are always interested to have active involvement from our membership… and what better way than to take up a position on the PESA QLD Committee!  Interested members who are keen to become a committee member are encouraged to lodge a nomination form (see link below).  Any member is invited to nominate for any of the available roles detailed on the Nomination form.  Any questions, please email qld-secretary@pesa.com.au

Please find below the Requisite AGM governance documents for distribution to members ahead of the AGM:
Agenda AGM 2019
Proxy Form,
Minutes of 2018 AGM,
Nomination form
2018 President’s Report

Tickets for the Technical Luncheon can be purchased below.

Please be advised of the early bird cutoff date.
Early bird pricing will remain available up until Wednesday 13th March, 5:00 PM after which, standard pricing will come into effect.


Victoria’s Room can be accessed by two means.  Detailed directions are below:
1) Entry from Queen Street Mall
Enter the lifts located just to the left of Mick O’Malley’s Irish Pub, and take the lifts to Level 6.  Once you exit the lifts, Victoria’s Room is immediately to the left.
2) Entry from Elizabeth Street
Enter the foyer located on 190 Elizabeth Street, and take the lifts to level 6 (Main Foyer).  Victoria’s Room is located in the back of the main foyer towards the right as you walk past Vintaged Restaurant.


Thursday, March 21
12:15 - 14:00


Hilton Brisbane City
190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane QLD, Brisbane 4000 Australia



Registration Details

Ticket Type Name Price Quantity
Members (Standard Ticket)
$75.00Sold Out!
Non Members (Standard Ticket)
$95.00Sold Out!
Student / Retired Members
$30.00Sold Out!